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ASEAN Regional Workshop on Social Service Workforce Strengthening

The summary report from the kick off meeting for the development of an ASEAN Declaration on Promotion of Social Work was held in October 2019. The report highlights some of the opening remarks but also provides an overview of global standards, current status of socal work, legislation and policies...

Multi-Country Review of the State of the Social Service Workforce in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Data from this review in eight countries is intended to guide and assist country-level action plans to strengthen the social service workforce.

Peer Networking and Capacity Building for Child Protection Professionals – Lessons from “ChildHub”

Child protection systems across the global South suffer from common problems, one of the most critical among which is low number and skills of relevant professionals to deliver services. Additionally, child protection professionals are often demotivated, uncoordinated and isolated, with limited...

Social Work Ethics in India: A Call for the development of indigenized ethical standards

In recent years, various professional associations in social work and regulatory bodies worldwide have engaged in ambitious efforts to draft and implement comprehensive ethics guidelines, standards, and education. For a variety of complex reasons, the social work profession in India has lagged...

State of the Social Service Workforce 2018

This 4th annual report consolidates trends and data from 32 countries to make recommendations for better planning, development and support to this frontline workforce.

Key Considerations in Establishing a National Association for Child and Youth Care Workers

These guidelines were produced by four national professional associations for child and youth care workers in Africa to encourage others to undertake a similar process in other countries toward professionalization, regulation and growth of child and youth care work. These guidelines provide an...

Exploring the Attributes and Practices of Alumni Associations that Advance Social Change

Through a multi-case study, this research explores how three higher education alumni associations organize to influence social change in Georgia, Ghana, and Mongolia. All organizations started as international scholarship program alumni associations, yet findings show they developed into social...

Building an Effective Child Protection System in India: Integrating a Rights-Based Perspective in Social Work Education Within a Strategy of Developing Professional Association

The urgent need to strengthen the child protection system in India is presented in the context of the Integrated Child Protection Scheme and relevant juvenile justice legislation. Although the whole system is discussed, from national to local levels, the emphasis is on systems development with a...

No Strangers to Adversity: Resilience-promoting practices among South African women child protection social workers

Despite the call to enhance the resilience of CPSWs, to date, only five research studies have explored resilience processes in CPSWs. In this article, authors present findings that describe resilience-enhancing practices in the lives of 15 South African CPSWs who were considered resilient.

Capacity Development Plan for Family Support, Foster Care and Adoption in 2018-2023 Cambodia

The study has identified key findings and 23 useful recommendations for short-term implementation (up to 2018), medium-term implementation (up to 2023), and long-term implementation (after 2023). Recommendations include increasing capacity of the social service workforce and increasing...

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